Singapore is a fine city with many mega structures but it has another side- a simple and laid back life. In the face of many structures, there still exist many nature reserves, protected wildlife, cultural sites and gardens for the locals and tourists who seek refuge and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. You can go to the following place for a start:
If you want to see a farming community and its practices, you should head to Kranji Countryside. If you are in the mood for exploring, you can visit different farms and learn about their traditions. You will see egg, fruit, milk, fish, and goat farms. The farms around the countryside include Hay Dairies, Jurong Frog Farm, Fire Flies Health Farm, Bollywood Veggies, Haumann Fish Farm and many others. If you want to go here, take the Kranji Express. For a detailed description, you can visit their website at KranjiCountryside.com.
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Whether you are a nature lover or a runner, Bukit Batok Nature Park in East Avenue will give you a meaningful experience. The park offers winding footpaths as you go along the forest. For a detailed description, you can visit their website at NParks.gov.sg.
If you want to see biodiversity, you should head to Chek Jawa in Pulau Ubin. The reserve is loaded with mangroves, marine life and bird life. If you get here, you can rent a bicycle or van to explore the area. There’s a tower provided so you can better observe birds.
If you are seeking for something particular, there’s more. You can consider Mount Faber, Southern Ridges, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, East Coast Park, Fort Canning Park, Hort Park and Singapore Botanic Gardens.